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Thursday, June 26, 2014

IMS Health Holdings (IMS) began trading on the NYSE on 4 April 2014

IMS Health Holdings, Inc. provides information, services, and technology to the healthcare industry worldwide. The company develops healthcare measurement solutions, such as IMS LifeLink program that provides data sourced from longitudinal prescriptions, medical claims, and electronic medical records; IMS NPA Market Dynamics, a national prescription audit program; IMS Xponent Prescribing Dynamics, a solution that allows clients to segment and identify physicians, refine messages, adapt and change tactics, and align sales compensation metrics; IMS PlanTrak Market Dynamics, which integrates with patient-level data providing payer and plan level visibility within key performance indicators separating new, switch, and repeat prescriptions; and Specialty Market Dynamics that integrates patient-level data from specialty pharmacy providers, retail pharmacies, and mail service suppliers to help clients in measuring, monitoring, and benchmarking specialty market performance. The company also provides consumer health insights, forecasting solutions, payer insights, pharmaceutical measurement solutions, and publications. In addition, it offers healthcare analytics and services that include specialty healthcare analytics, pharmaceutical R and D services, government solutions, business process outsourcing solutions, patient-centric solutions, pharmaceutical commercial services, and payer solutions; and consulting services. The company also serves pharmaceutical, payers, government, providers, pharmacies, consumer health, pharmaceutical distribution, and financial community sectors. IMS Health Incorporated has a strategic alliance with BroadReach Healthcare. The company was formerly known as Healthcare Technology Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to IMS Health Holdings, Inc. in December 2013. The company was founded in 1954 and is based in Danbury, Connecticut. The company is a former subsidiary of Nielsen Media Research, Inc.


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United States 

Key stats and ratios

Q1 (Mar '14)2013
Net profit margin-3.72%3.22%
Operating margin10.39%13.92%
EBITD margin-30.03%
Return on average assets-1.21%1.01%
Return on average equity-10.78%6.39%

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